Jason Gorber

Jason Gorber

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Jason Gorber's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Call me crazy but I'm calling Man From U.N.C.L.E. is some of the most fun you'll have a theatre this summer. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Aug 13, 2015
B- 26% Vacation (2015) "Vacation stands well alongside the other films in a series, movies that for some are perhaps better in their memories rather than in their execution. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B- 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Like Hunt is asked to do at the beginning of every quest I'll gladly accept this latest Mission: Impossible, but I'll keep my fingers crossed that next time we'll have an even better trip to go on. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jul 30, 2015
B+ 78% The Reflecting Skin (1990) "The Reflecting Skin is a strange, at times wonderful film, one that leaves more questions open than answers. Its palate and performances collide in ways that seem unique decades on. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jul 23, 2015
A- 93% We Are Still Here (2015) "Demonstrates how homage can provide the undercurrent for a films visual and narrative language, yet go beyond simplistic checkboxing of references...Plays like a cold winter storm with occasional gusts punctuating the biting, incessant frigidity. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jul 22, 2015
C+ 60% Southpaw (2015) "Southpaw may stumble, its footwork maybe wobbly and its storyline at times farcically clich├ęd, yet as an exercise in performance and a showcase for its leads it's a gratifying piece. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jul 22, 2015
C- 14% Extinction (2015) " It very much feels like it's trying too hard to be a grand and serious work while at the same time using some of the most hoary and overripe tropes of the genre to make its points. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jul 20, 2015
B 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "So, while the film is decent if perhaps contrived and mundane, it's made just that more magnificent by McKellen's turn. He's that breathtaking to watch, that charismatic and engaging on screen that you forget the rest. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jul 17, 2015
B- 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man is, well, OK, and maybe that's enough. I wanted more, and those moments where it looked like I was going to get it, only to have things not quite come to fruition, makes the film as frustrating as it is enjoyable. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jul 14, 2015
B+ 80% The Visit "It's not likely that you've seen a film like The Visit before. A deeply cerebral film, it's nonetheless an entertaining one with compelling imagery and a fascinating premise. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jul 3, 2015
C- 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "There's Arnie marching around, swinging at pixels and throwing out one-liners like a champ. He's the most nostalgic thing out of the whole shebang, and if the film's at all enjoyable it rests entirely upon his more human-scale shoulders. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jun 30, 2015
F 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Ted 2 is fetid " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jun 25, 2015
B+ 71% Jurassic World (2015) "We're treated to a bit of escapist fun that gives us pretty much what we want from a silly summer blockbuster. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jun 11, 2015
C- 32% Entourage (2015) "Entourage simply cannot sustain its storyline or its characters within a cinematic framework...At best you can think of this as an epilogue to the show, a "very special episode" where we get to spend some time with characters you've grown to know " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Jun 3, 2015
B- 50% San Andreas (2015) "So who's to find fault with a film about faultlines, where one is simply supposed to revel in the seismocalypse and enjoy the tectonic fury? " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted May 28, 2015
B+ 92% Macbeth "Definitive telling of Billy S's play this may not be, but as an entertaining/effective variation upon them it's a remarkable work. With visuals as dark and brooding as its titular character, it stands well alongside its peers while carving its own path. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted May 28, 2015
A- 100% Dheepan "A powerful film that has moments of sheer bravado. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted May 26, 2015
A 87% Sicario (2015) "A film that at times feels like an adventure, while at others it affects one like a stab in the stomach, Sicario's dagger plunges deeply. Bravo, Monsieur Villeneuve, bravo. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted May 19, 2015
A 88% Green Room "Littered with clever dialogue, a beautifully constructed narrative, as well as moments that shift between the energizing and sheer terror, there are a slew of endearing qualities worth sifting through. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted May 18, 2015
A- 98% Inside Out (2015) "Yes, this is heady stuff, which is apt since the film takes place in a young girl's head. Inside Out is tremendous, an instant animation classic that's a far cry from being kids stuff. This is Pixar growing up, and it's all the better for it. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted May 18, 2015
C- 0% Sea of Trees "Everything feels like it's trying too hard to appease both thematic poles, and things aren't helped when the final reveals (and there are several) make themselves known. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted May 17, 2015
C 39% Irrational Man (2015) "It's not irrational to have hoped for more from Irrational Man, perhaps, but it's still disappointing to see that this is what we get from this fine group of talent. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted May 16, 2015
A+ 100% Son of Saul "This is a film that easily stands with the giants that have tackled the subject matter, crafting a new and vital facet of an impossibly complex story, and doing so in a way that's both riveting and revealing. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted May 15, 2015
A+ 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Mad Max: Fury Road is Miller's masterpiece. It's a tour-de-force film, an action romp par excellence...A wonderous blast of fun that's sure to warm the heart of even the most jaded anti-blockbuster audience member. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted May 11, 2015
D- 54% Maggie (2015) " So, we're left with a film that's no delight to actually watch, with performances that are decent if perhaps forgettable, and a narrative that relies on some of the more dull genre elements to prod audiences into feigning interest. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted May 9, 2015
A 100% Night Owls "A confident, effective piece, Night Owls may not be a hoot, but it's a film that earns every emotional beat it drums out. With commendable performances and assured direction, this is the cream of what these Indie films can present. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Apr 19, 2015
A- 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Garland more than establishes himself as talent to watch. The perfect balance between the cerebral and the emotional, crafting a thrilling film that still remains intellectually provocative - A difficult creature to build indeed. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Apr 14, 2015
60% Unfriended (2015) "Writer Nelson Greaves and director Levan Gabriadze do a decent job of creating genuine tension within the almost theatrical, proscenium-like arrangement of the computer screen. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Apr 13, 2015
C+ 77% Danny Collins (2015) "Danny Collins has the makings of something terrific, but it doesn't quite reach the heights to which it aspires. It's a catchy and effective film, but one that I fear won't quite make the greatest hits list for Mr. Pacino's remarkable career. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Apr 11, 2015
A- 81% Furious 7 (2015) "It's perhaps fitting that the best part of Furious 7 is that it has drive. This is a film that knows what it wants to be, and it delivers it both with impact and precision. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B+ No Score Yet The Last Man On The Moon "This film will help us remember, help us feel that sense of discovery and adventure, and help us, perhaps, recognize our insatiable human need to reach for the heavens and try to find a way up there. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Apr 2, 2015
C+ 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "The Wrecking Crew is a vital part of the narrative of the golden age of popular music recording, and contains elements that will certainly be used for future, perhaps more sophisticated tellings of this period. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Mar 21, 2015
C- 17% The Gunman (2015) "The Gunman felt as long and made me as bored as the fancy rifle he initially shoots with. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Mar 19, 2015
B- 60% Run All Night (2015) "Superficially it's a straight up action film with a bunch of gun battles, but there's also an undercurrent of trying to be more than that, to sprinkle the mayhem with a dash of character and intelligence. " ‐ Dork Shelf
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B- 57% Focus (2015) "Yes, it's a trifle of a film, but it's a super fun one, like a magic trick that you know how it plays out but enjoy the show anyway " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 26, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "It's a fascinating tale that's exhilarating and engaging, an entirely fitting and vital showcase for the film's iconoclastic subjects. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 17, 2015
B+ 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "The secret sauce for Kingsman: The Secret Service may be just common ingredients, but it's still makes for quite a treat. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 10, 2015
A- 77% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) "Like the best music docs, movies where the tunes aren't doing the heavy lifting, there's much to admire about the film. [Yet] a few of the clips are just bonkers; a rendition of "Ain't Got No" from the musical Hair literally made me gasp. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 6, 2015
A 83% Call Me Lucky (2015) "We're lucky that Call Me Lucky was helmed by Goldthwait, lucky that a filmmaker with this much clarity of vision and ability to cut through the shit was able to tell it like it is. Kudos to Crimmins, kudos to Goldthwait, kudos to this film. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 6, 2015
A 91% Slow West (2015) "Sometimes the most old-fashioned way feels the freshest....It's as comfortable as a warm blanket by the fire, a sense that you're in good hands hearing a good yarn being told. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 5, 2015
A 100% The Forbidden Room "The irony of a work titled The Forbidden Room is that it's actually an inviting film, welcoming you in to spend some time being bombarded by sound and vision elements that are fragmented and obscure yet delightfully amusing. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 5, 2015
B+ 76% People Places Things (2015) "People, Places, Things radiates a warmth and calm which is comforting, a lovely little film that's both entertaining and sweet. It's a bit bleak without being cynical, and moving without being saccharine. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Feb 4, 2015
A+ 94% Cartel Land (2015) "This is a film that's both timely and timeless, an examination of what appears to be an unassailable cycle of awfulness...Matthew Heineman's film feels like a peek into a gaping maw of wretchedness. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 31, 2015
A+ 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "There's no better praise I can bestow upon Me and Earl and the Dying Girl than to say I think it would make Hal Ashby proud...The best riff on Harold and Maude since Rushmore. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 31, 2015
B- 89% Still Alice (2015) "A decent film that's emotionally raw, worth seeing if only to see how one of the masters of her craft single-handedly manages to rescue (along with the help of her castmates) a film from being a maudlin mess into a watchable, moving piece of cinema. " ‐ Moviefone
Posted Jan 30, 2015
A 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "As a biographical documentation of Cobain's life, and the forces that helped shape his music and his emotional being, Montage of Heck can be considered definitive. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 26, 2015
B+ 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "Hypnotic, energizing, and astonishing, Listen To Me Marlon speaks in eloquent ways to the complex talent that was Brando. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 25, 2015
A+ 81% Z For Zachariah (2015) "An effort that firmly establishes Zobel as one of the more dynamic and exhilarating directors working today.... Z for Zachariah is a gem of a film, a deeply affecting and effective work that's not to be missed. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 25, 2015
B- 17% Strange Magic (2015) "I've not completely fallen in love with "Strange Magic," but it did in its own way cast a spell. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 21, 2015
C 72% American Sniper (2015) "Taken as a whole, it feels far more like a missed opportunity to bring something with sophistication and grit to the screen. "American Sniper" has lots of targets to shoot at, it just feels in the end that it's firing blanks. " ‐ TwitchFilm
Posted Jan 16, 2015
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